United Lutheran Church Council and Ministries


Everything that happens at United Lutheran happens through a Ministry. A Ministry is a group of people elected by the congregation who coordinate and carry out activities and programs within their particular area of service. The chairperson of each ministry also serves as a member of the United Lutheran Church Council.


United Lutheran Church Council

  • Council President: Cathy Williams, phone - 701-795-0377

  • President-elect: Harmon Abrahamson, phone - 701-775-4526

  • Treasurer: Sarah Cannon, phone - 701-775-4279

  • Fellowship Ministry Chair: Rich Ferguson, phone - 701-741-4559

  • Financial Resources Ministry Chair: Ross Hammer, phone - 701-775-4279

  • Invitation Ministry Chair: Gretchen Kindseth, phone - 218-287-1498

  • Outreach and Wellness Ministry Chair: Julie Abrahamson, phone - 701-775-4279

  • Physical Property Ministry Chair: John Hanson, phone - 701-772-8978

  • Search and Nominating Ministry Chair: Ginny Bollman, phone - 701-775-3466

  • Spiritual Formation Ministry Chair: Shannon Helseth, phone - 701-775-4279

  • Staff Support Ministry Chair: Dawnn Morken, phone - 701-775-9168

  • Youth and Family Ministry Chair: Ann Herbeck, phone - 218-791-9207



Ministries at United Lutheran Church

  • Fellowship Ministry is responsible for developing and promoting fellowship opportunities among the members of United Lutheran Church and the community at large.

  • Financial Resources Ministry oversees all financial operations of the congregation. They advise the council on financial matters, put together an annual budget, and oversee stewardship.

  • Invitation Ministry encourages and organizes worship opportunities, encourages and integrates new members and developes publicity.

  • Outreach and Wellness Ministry communicates and promotes activities by the congregation regarding social concerns. They also oversee the mission budget of the congregation.

  • Physical Property Ministry cares for our building and church grounds.

  • Search and Nominating Ministry seeks out persons willing to serve as offices and on ministries of the congregation by helping to identify the gifts and talents of members.

  • Spiritual Formation Ministry seeks to equip the members of ULC to know, tell, and be the story of Jesus Christ.

  • Staff Support Ministry is responsible for the appointment and supervision of the salaried and lay workers. It develops and recommends personnel policies to the church council and serves as liaison between church staff and congregation.

  • Youth and Family Ministry developes programs for and promotes participation or youth and families in the activities of the congregation.